Woman allegedly caught drink driving twice in five hours

A WOMAN has been charged after she was allegedly caught driving around drunk twice in just five hours on Sydney’s Lower North Shore.

The 40-year-old woman allegedly had a nine-year-old boy in the car with her when she was first intercepted at Atarmon just after 11pm on Tuesday.

Police were performing stationary random breath testing on the Pacific Highway when the woman, who was driving a white Mini Cooper, refused to stop and almost crashed into a police sign.


Police said the Mini eventually stopped about 50 metres north of the RBT site.

After failing a roadside breath test, the woman was arrested and taken to Chatswood Police Station where she allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.128.

Further checks revealed the woman’s licence was also suspended due to fine default.

The woman was charged with mid-range drink driving and resisting police and due to appear at Hornsby Local Court on March 27.

A child at risk notification was also made to the Department of Family and Community Services.

Five hours later, about 4.25am on Wednesday, the woman’s white Mini Cooper was spotted being driven north along the Pacific Highway, again at Artarmon, before running a red light at Lane Cove.

The 40-year-old woman was arrested again and taken back to Chatswood Police Station where this time she allegedly returned a breath analysis reading of 0.086.

She was charged with mid-range PCA – second offence, drive motor vehicle while licence suspended, and proceed through red traffic light.

The Lane Cove woman was remanded in custody and due to appear before Hornsby Local Court today.

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